Danny Mills has suggested that a lot of the work Chelsea star Mason Mount does on the pitch goes unnoticed.
Mount, 22, returned from a small injury at the weekend to help the Blues beat Southampton in the Premier League. The result means Thomas Tuchel’s side are top of the league table over the international break.
The £88,000-a-week Chelsea man missed two games with his injury problem, which coincided with defeats to Manchester City and Juventus.
They were always going to be extremely tough fixtures, but many felt Mount’s absence was key.
The attacking midfielder does give so much at Stamford Bridge with his infectious energy on the pitch and he’s now linked up with the England squad to provide a similar contribution.
TalkSPORT pundit Mills has given big credit to Chelsea’s academy graduate for how effective he is in Tuchel’s XI.
“Mason Mount is not a razzle dazzle, spectacular player. He does everything very, very well. When he’s not in the team, that’s when you notice he’s not there,” Mills told talkSPORT.
“He’s incredibly effective at what he does. Incredibly hard-working. Incredibly diligent with his working back and all the things he does for the team, so when you take him out that’s when you miss him.”
It’s interesting to hear Pat Nevin recently hailed Mount after his Saturday performance against Southampton.
Is Mount a must-have in Chelsea XI?
For Mount, he’ll be the first to admit he’s still trying to find his best rhythm this season. The creative playmaker deserves a slightly slow start given he’s been outstanding for the last two seasons.
There are a handful of players that you expect in the starting line-up each week, including the likes of Antonio Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta, Edouard Mendy and Romelu Lukaku.
If Mount is on form, he belongs in the category of a guaranteed starter.
Is Conor Gallagher the next Mason Mount?
There are a few Chelsea loanees ripping it up away from the Bridge this season, including box-to-box midfielder Conor Gallagher.
The 21-year-old has been dynamite since Chelsea loaned him out to Crystal Palace and many are tipping him to be in Tuchel’s squad next season.
It would surely be a nightmare for opponents to deal with the energy of both Mount and Gallagher. Hopefully, Blues supporters get to see it at some stage in the future.
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